WWE is reportedly looking to move the current Candy Cartwright lawsuit to federal court. Her lawsuit was filed against WWE, Matt Riddle, Gabe Sapolsky, and EVOLVE earlier this year.
HeelByNature has obtained court documents including consent forms. The forms were needed from all defendant parties before the case could be moved and they were filed by Riddle, Sapolsky and Sal Hamaoui on November 17.
Earlier this year during the #SpeakingOut Movement, Candy Cartwright (real name Samantha Tavel) made claims that WWE star Matt Riddle had sexually assaulted her back in 2017. Riddle has since claimed that while the two were having an affair, he denies any sexual assault took place.
The lawsuit alleges that Cartwright was threatened to lose her upcoming WWE and EVOLVE bookings in January 2020 as a result of Riddle’s sexual assault.
It was also reported earlier this year by David Bixenspan that NXT official Drake Wuertz had emailed Cartwright to cancel her upcoming booking. The email mentions the same date as the lawsuit (January 31, 2020) and cites issues with an unnamed NXT talent.
Cartwright is currently seeking $10 million per defendant according to the documents.
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